Summer Brings Sizzling Savings

With Memorial Day past and schools wrapping up, businesses recognize the unofficial start of summer with deals.

We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars.

This column will be dedicated to giving you eight great local deals each week that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money.

You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen, just add them to our comment box.

This week, Frugal Family scoured our local sources to come up with great deals on slushes, sunglasses and more summer fun.

Remember to check with the merchants for additional conditions.

1. Deal: During Sonic's "Happy Hour," from 2-4 p.m., you can get drinks and slushes for half price.
Good through: End date not specified

2. Deal: Target is having a big bed and bath sale this week, with Room Essentials fast-dry bath towels for $3.75 each.
Good through: June 4

3. Deal: If you sign up for one of Westport Pools' weekly service plans, you receive a free mosquito barrier spray (a $125 value) from Mosquito Squad.
Good through: June 15

4. Deal: For those who are feeling like they're not quite in shape for summer yet, Bally Total Fitness offers a free seven-day guest pass. Just go to this link, type in your zip code, choose the nearest location and fill in your contact info for a pass to be emailed to you.
Good through: End date not specified

5. Deal: When you buy a combo at an concession stand, you can add a box or bag of candy for $1.
Good through: End date not specified

6. Deal: In addition to deals in their weekly ad, Schnucks' website also has coupons available for bigger in-store savings. This month, they have one for $4 off any Non-Drowsy Claritin Allergy product (24-count or larger).
Good through: June 27

Deal: The LensCrafters in the is offering up to 50 percent off eyeglasses and sunglasses made with your prescription, just print this coupon and bring it with you.
Good through: June 12

8. Deal: For the month of June, Straub's is featuring "Bone Suckin' BBQ Sauce" in a variety of flavors for $4.59.
Good through: June 30


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